Ear Candy: A 57-Song Playlist For A Dance-y Halloween

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halloween-1Clockwise Above From Left: Die Antwoord, Michael Jackson, The Misfits, Kanye West.


"This day, anything goes," bellowed Misfits front man Glenn Danzig on punk masterpiece "Halloween." And, it's a sentiment Refinery29 can certainly get behind. That said, if you're going to celebrate the holiday correctly, a great soundtrack is a must — and we don't mean those childish "10 Best Halloween Song" compilations. For a real All Hallows' Eve dance floor, you need tracks that are legitimately scary and darkly dance-y, with a sprinkle of some killer deep cuts. To help you on the music tip, Refinery29 has partnered with Songza to curate a playlist with all the big-kid Halloween jams you'd ever want to hear. From gothic masterpieces (it's not Halloween without Bauhaus) to post-punk anthems (The Misfits), we've collected all the tunes we could think of for four hours of nonstop gloom. And don't worry — for those of you wanting to get your "Monster Mash" on, we've got you covered, too. Check out the tracks below, and click through to access the tunes. Prepare to get your spook on!

AC/DC - "Highway to Hell"
Alan Menken - "Prologue (Little Shop of Horrors)"
Alice Cooper - "Poison"
Bauhaus - "Bela Lugosi's Dead"
Blue Öyster Cult - "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
Blue Öyster Cult - "Screams"
Bobby 'Boris' Prickett - "Monster Mash"
Chromatics - "Back from the Grave"
Cold Cave - "The Great Pan Is Dead"
Cut Copy - "So Haunted"
Danzig - "Mother"
Die Antwoord - "I Fink U Freaky"
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "A Nightmare On My Street"
Donovan - "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
Dusty Springfield - "Spooky"
Echo & The Bunnymen - "The Killing Moon"
INXS - "Never Year Us Apart"
Joy Division - "Shadowplay"
Julee Cruise - "Falling"
Kanye West - "Paranoid"
Kanye West - "Monster"
KISS - "Creatures of the Night"
L.A. Guns - "Cry Little Sister"
Marilyn Manson - "The Beautiful People"
Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
Ministry - "Every Day Is Halloween"
New Order - "Spooky"
Nine Inch Nails - "Sin"
Oingo Boingo - "Dead Man's Party"
Outkast - "Dracula's Wedding"
Ozzy Osbourne - "Bark at the Moon"
Ray Parker Jr. - "Ghostbusters"
Rihanna - "Disturbia"
Roky Erickson - "I Walked With A Zombie"
Roy Orbison - "In Dreams"
Shakira - "She Wolf"
Siouxsie & The Banshees - "Cities In Dust"
Sonic Youth - "Halloween"
Sonics - "Psycho"
Sonics - "The Witch"
Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
Sting - "Moon Over Bourbon Street"
Suicide - "Cheree"
Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"
The Cramps - "Human Fly"
The Cure - "Disintegration"
The Flaming Lips - "Halloween On The Barbary Coast"
The Misfits - "Halloween"
The Misfits - "Skulls"
The Misfits - "Vampira"
The Pink Mountaintops - "Vampire"
The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil"
The Smiths - "Cemetry Gates"
Tom Waits - "Cemetery Polka"
Wild Nothing - "The Witching Hour"
Zola Jesus - "Night"